There is no evidence found that marijuana contributes substantially to fatalities and traffic accidents.
Does marijuana really affect the ability of the driver to drive safely? Is it really the marijuana or cannabis plant is the reason why our driving ability is abnormal? In this article, we will know whether we are in the right side or we should stop using it.
Orange County a Californian attorney literally stated on his written book that marijuana may not negatively affect the driving ability at all.
“For years, the prevailing view has been stated that cannabis, such like reflexes, alcohol, judgment, impairs the coordination, and perception necessary for the safe operation of a vehicle,” He quoted.
There are studies which look at statistics regarding traffic violations, insurance prices and accidents, seek to dispel the thought that “driving while stoned” is dangerous.
There are lots tests typically used nowadays to determine the presence and positiveness of using marijuana metabolites such like in our blood and urine that don’t measure intoxication or impairment; in fact, such tests can detect marijuana days or even weeks after it was last ingested, long after any “impairment” is in the distant past. The study found that alcohol consistently and significantly caused impairment — but that marijuana only had an occasional effect.
Further, there was little evidence of interaction between alcohol and marijuana that is contrary to drug warrior mythology.
Speeding tickets and accidents in our country nowadays went up with the use and drinking of too much alcohol, but no marijuana had an influence on the accidents and speeding was noted. In addition, alcohol-impaired drivers who used to smoked marijuana showed that no additional impairment from the pot.
The California Department of Justice came to a different conclusion, claiming that marijuana does impair driving skills, particularly at high-dose levels or among inexperienced users.
From a Californian driver, He said that in his 25 years of driving, 10 as a full-time professional driver, He had 3 major accidents and 9 minor accidents such as clipped mirrors. 17 of those 25 years he was using cannabis daily. All 12 accidents he was completely straight and had no cannabis in his system. 17 years of driving stoned and he haven’t so much as clipped a mirror let alone had any bad accidents.
Anxiety affects my driving. Cannabis deals with the anxiety and helps me focus on the driving better.
But a more recent federal study found that “is not a profoundly impairing drug. It apparently affects the controlled processing information in a variety of tests in a laboratory, but not to the extent which is beyond the individual’s ability to control when he is motivated and permitted to do so in driving”
“In other words,
- Marijuana may not impair driving ability at all,
- The blood ‘evidence’ usually measures only an inactive substance which may have been present for days
In the study which is entitled Medical Marijuana Laws, Traffic Fatalities, and Alcohol Consumption states that there are solid evidences where marijuana is a very good product that substitutes alcohol and make also driver safer. It can let the driver be more focus and well-straight minded at work.